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In honor of Valentine's Day, I thought we could take a closer look at the Taj Mahal as our Unique Property this week. Did you know that this monument is probably the most elaborate gesture of love in the whole world to date? What's Love Got To Do With It?The Taj Mahal was built by Mughal emperor...
02/15/2011
ANSWER: Hole in Heating/Cooling Plenum Here’s a picture of a heating/cooling plenum with a large 6-inch hole it the top found during an inspection. The inspector, Mark Konschak of our Philadelphia inspection team, assumed it must have been originally cut for another supply. The townhouse, in whi...
02/11/2011
It's Valentine's Day next week, so how about showing your attic a little love? XOXOX Frequently, upon encountering an attic hatch sealed with paint, an inspector will immediately sense he's about to enter virgin territory. When later asked about the attic, homeowners may respond with, "Never had...
02/11/2011
We have a program at U.S. Inspect called, the Human Qualities Program. It's a training program, but more like an on-going refresher course on what it means to be a U.S. Inspect employee. We learn how to be best we can be in the areas of Dependability, Charity, Diligence, Honesty and Knowledge. Th...
02/08/2011
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I don't know if you have been following the Meme thing? Honestly, I was not and had no idea what to do when I was recently "tagged" by my friends, Chris Smith and Jay Lloyd--thanks for keeping me on my toes guys! Oh and Chris, um, I guess I should apologize for the random email telling you all ab...
02/04/2011
Safety glass has been a great invention! But are you aware which of your glass panes might be safety glass? Do you know when or where it's required? Modern building codes have expanded the coverage requirement.  Watch this video to find out exactly what safety glass is and how you can identify it...
02/02/2011
It's snowing again this morning and lots of ice is also on the way for my neighborhood. So I thought it was just as good a time as any to talk about preventing ice dams. While we are enjoying the wintery weather and snuggling inside, we also have to remember to make sure our home is protected. Ic...
02/01/2011
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How would you feel about selling a property with a view of THIS? Is it art? Is it an eyesore? You be the judge! U.S. Inspect inspectors work in some of the most amazing American cities all over the country. And when I'm lucky enough, some of those inspectors send me pictures of the beautiful (or ...
01/31/2011
  I bought my daughter a new toy yesterday and I have to say, one of the first things that came to my mind was, where will it go? There's nothing I hate more than brightly-colored plastic toys all over my house. I'm very big on baskets and attractive storage. But even after all my efforts, my ho...
01/31/2011
Curb appeal upgrades are one of the best ways to increase the value of your home. Whether you make smaller changes before listing your home, or go all out for your personal pleasure, great curb appeal can put a smile on your face and buyers too! Plus, while home prices may have dropped, the retu...
01/31/2011
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